Welcome to the second square of the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along! This week we’ll be doing the Granny Square (LW4132-11), which you can download here. You will make this square a total of 10 times for the afghan.
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We are posting pictures of how to do each stitch pattern and crochet a very small sample square as an example. Use the stitch counts in the actual pattern to make the square big enough for an afghan.
To start, chain 4 and slip stitch together to form a ring.
For the second round, you will start with another chain 3 that counts as a double crochet. Then do another two double crochets, chain 2, and do 3 double crochets into the chain 2 space that makes up the corner. You will do a chain 1 to slip over the group of 3 double crochets in the round below. Then do 3 double crochets, a chain 2, and 3 double crochets in the next corner, and chain 1 to skip the group. Continue doing this pattern around. After the final chain 1, slip stitch the round closed.
Turn and do round three using the same pattern. In the chain 1 spaces, you’ll do groups of 3 double crochets in each space.
After Round 9, do NOT turn the work. Just chain 1 and then single crochet in every double crochet in Round 9. In the chain 2 corner spaces, you will do a single crochet, chain 3, single crochet to make flat corners. Fasten off and you’re done!
Introduction to the Crochet Along
Back Loops Square
Front Post Treble Crochet Square
Raised Crochet Treble Square
Front Post Double Crochet Square
Back Loop & Front Loop Square
Front Post Double Crochet around Single Crochet Square
Shells with Front and Back Post Stitches Square
Double Crochet & Slip Stitch Square